The solutions include the handheld scanner Artec Spider and Studio 10 software. These will work in conjunction with the Visualization Lab’s touch-enables computers, stand-up screen displays, projectors and virtual reality headsets.
Artec 3D’s solutions will enable students to view real-world objects more intricately, such as in the lab’s Interactive Skull Museum, a software application that showcases the bio department’s artifacts. The Spider scanner’s portability allows the Visualization Lab to capture deeper details and textures found in the skulls, whereas the Artec Studio 10 software is able to seamlessly smooth the captured scan meshes of the skulls, and ultimately create a 3D digital model.
Due to its ability to create new mesh, both Artec solutions can play a role in skull reconstruction, and show students what the person or animal looked like in life.
“At SCSU we know that a true learning experience goes beyond textbooks and lectures,” said Dr. Adel Ali, associate dean of the College of Science and Engineering at SCSU, in a previous statement. “Our staff and faculty are committed to providing the latest in innovative technologies and solutions, such as Artec’s professional scanners, to enhance the student experience and implement new learning techniques.”